This is a project that has been initiated due to the threat of otters from a flood protection scheme in the River Bride.
During 2016 and 2017, Cork Nature Network conducted a survey of otters in the River Bride in Blackpool to find out more about how these charismatic mammals are using our waterways.
The survey was a response to a flood protection scheme whose plans did not take into account the presence of otters. It will be repeated once the flood protection measures will be put into place to analyse the full impacts of hard engineering actions on otter populations.
This project is funded by Cork City Council and Local Agenda 21 fund.
In 2017/2018 we are developing a film on otters in Cork. This is funded by Patagonia, The Heritage Council and Lush.
It has been a successful project so far and we are hoping to expand it on others waterways.
There is a new otter trail in Cork City! Cork Nature Network have developed a four stop trail along the river Lee, starting from Camden Quay and finishing in Fitzpatrick Park. approx 1.3 miles (2km) in length.
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You can support this project through a donation. Just click on the button below to be redirected to our Go Found Me dedicated page.Donate for the Cork Otters project
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